Date and Location

Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center (Entrance at Thomas St & 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)

Schedule

5:00 PM Registration and champagne | Curator preview tour with Eleana Del Rio of Prographica/Koplin Del Rio Gallery | Tin-type photo booth with photographer Daniel Carrillo | Photo booth installation by June Sekiguchi

6:00 PM Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres | Silent auction | Music by DJ Sharlese of KEXP

7:30 PM Excerpt from Her Name Is Isaac, performed by The Three Yells & choreographed by Veronica Lee-Baik | Dinner and live auction with auctioneer Laura Michalek

8:30 PM Fund the Artists with writer Quenton Baker

9:30 PM Live auction concludes

Menu

First Course Lollo Rossa & oak leaf salad, black olive praline, roasted tomatoes, chevre, rosemary-verjus vinaigrette

Entrée Marsala braised short rib, pine nut gremolata, root vegetable crisp, horseradish mashed potatoes, herb-roasted baby carrots

Vegan Entrée Portobello-leek Wellington, mushroom demi, herb-roasted fingerling potatoes and baby carrots

Desserts Butterscotch pot-de-crème & salted cashew cookie* | Chocolate ganache cake bite, candied ginger

Vegan Desserts Fruit compote & vegan cheesecake filling in petit chocolate cups | Chocolate ganache cake bite, candied ginger

*All options are gluten-free, excepting the salted cashew cookie

A dancer from Donald Byrd's Spectrum Dance Theatre performs in 2017. The auction features performances from recent Artist Trust' grant recipients; this year, we're excited to have Veronica Lee-Baik of The Three Yells.

 A piece by Jeremias Lentini on the block at the 2017 auction. The event features artwork from Washington State artists during the three rounds of the silent auction and a thrilling live round! 

A piece by Jeremias Lentini on the block at the 2017 auction. The event features artwork from Washington State artists during the three rounds of the silent auction and a thrilling live round! 

 Guests can participate in the 'golden ticket' raffle - a chance to win any item in the live auction.
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 The Artist Trust Board of Trustees thanks attendees before the 'Fund the Artists' frenzy! Fund the Artists is our paddle raise: a chance for guests to support Artist Trust's mission by making tax-deductible cash contributions.

The Artist Trust Board of Trustees thanks attendees before the 'Fund the Artists' frenzy! Fund the Artists is our paddle raise: a chance for guests to support Artist Trust's mission by making tax-deductible cash contributions.

 Auctioneer Laura Michalek pulls the winning Golden Ticket. Guests can purchase Golden Tickets for $100 each for a chance to take home the artwork of their choice!

Auctioneer Laura Michalek pulls the winning Golden Ticket. Guests can purchase Golden Tickets for $100 each for a chance to take home the artwork of their choice!

FAQ

Where is the auction? Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 (Lower Queen Anne). Directions from I-5: Exit at Mercer St and head west toward the Space Needle. Left on 5th Ave. Right on Denny Way. Right on 2nd Ave N. Fisher Pavilion is located near Thomas St & 2nd Ave N.

Where do I park? Use a taxi, Lyft or Uber! With multiple events at Seattle Center, traffic and parking is congested, limited and paid parking lots in Seattle Center fill up. If you must drive, carpool or arrive early. The closest parking garage to Fisher Pavilion is the 1st Ave N Garage. Enter on 1st Ave N or Warren, between Thomas St & John St.

How do I purchase a table or tickets? Click here to go to our ticketing site, or call us at 206/467-8734 x24.

Can I buy tickets at the door? Our annual auction always sells out, so get your tickets early!

If I am unable to attend, can I make a tax-deductible ‘regrets’ gift? Absolutely! Click here to donate on our ticketing site or call 206/467-8734 x16. 

How should I dress? This year's theme is In Artists We Trust. Dress to impress, with a creative flair - handmade and hand-crafted outfit elements, perhaps from your favorite textile artists, local designers or art jewelers, will fit right in (or stand right out!).

Can I volunteer for the auction? Yes! Click here to get more information and sign up.

Can I still donate artwork to the auction? We are no longer accepting donations. Please contact Emily Dennis about artwork donations for 2019: emily@artisttrust.org.

Can I still sponsor the auction? Yes. Please direct all sponsorship inquiries to Cristina Friday: 206/467-8734 x18 or friday@artisttrust.org.

What does Artist Trust do? Artist Trust is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists of all disciplines throughout Washington State by offering grants, professional resources and career training: visit www.artisttrust.org for more information!

Why is the auction important? The auction is Artist Trust’s largest, single fundraising event, accounting for about 30% of our annual income. All proceeds benefit the mission of Artist Trust to support individual artists.

My question is still not answered. Please contact us! 206/467-8734 x16.

 Guests strike a pose in front of a custom photo booth installation by artist Leah Gerrard. This year's booth will feature an installation by Artist Trust grant recipient June Sekiguchi.

Guests strike a pose in front of a custom photo booth installation by artist Leah Gerrard. This year's booth will feature an installation by Artist Trust grant recipient June Sekiguchi.

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